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May 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Catholic health-care systems in state hospitals

Hospitals should remain separate from religious institutions

I have been concerned for some time about the mergers of public hospitals with Catholic hospitals [“Catholic health system, UW Medicine sign pact,” NWTuesday, May 21].

Now the University of Washington hospital has made such an arrangement. I believe that hospitals that receive public tax support must remain separate from religious institutions.

The public is not served if nonpublic boards with religious agendas have a role in setting rules for the services that will be provided.

Jonnee Denton, Bothell

 

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